Katie's Tutoring Profile

Specialist in IELTS Preparation With Eight Years Experience Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

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After graduating from Edinburgh University, I worked in a media agency for ten years across such clients as Apple, Virgin and Estee Lauder. In 2008 I decided to take a career break which lead me to teaching. I've enjoyed it so much I never looked back!

Four years ago, I started working with the Pronunciation Studio who trained me in phonemics and accent reduction. Since then I have worked with business clients in blue chip companies to help them communicate more clearly and confidently to their clients and colleagues.

IELTS preparation is a speciality of mine. Also, what used to be the standard requirement of around 6.5 has crept up over the last few years to 7 or even 7.5 as the top universities increasingly demand excellence from their applicants. Preparation is absolutely vital and I have achieved excellent results from those prepared to work hard.

In my spare time I am a stand-up comedian and have performed all over the UK, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Experience

I've been teaching EFL for just over eight years. I gained a CELTA and latterly the International House Business English Ceritficate in Spain and worked there in language schools and businesses in Seville and Madrid.

Returning to London, I have been extremely busy working with the international community here across numbers nationalities, tutoring in general English and IELTS preparation.

Qualifications

  • University of Edinburgh = MA (Hons) Politics